A guide to attaching photos on the forum

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A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Blackadder43 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:38 pm

So, you want to attach a photo using the MDF forum as the host for your photo.

Firstly make sure your picture is within the site’s maximum size limits.
Maximum size permitted is 600 pixels (width) x 850 pixels (height) and the actual file size of the image cannot exceed 300kb.

There are various free resizing apps available on the web, such as picresize. A guide to resizing can be found here


Open a new thread (or click reply to an existing thread).
Write your text in the text box and then click "Attachments".

image1a.jpg

Then, click "Add files" and find your photo on your PC and click ok to upload it.

IMAGE2A.jpg

Then, click "Preview" to make sure the photo has attached correctly and is the correct one.

IMAGE3A.jpg
Remember you can only post 4 pictures directly onto the MDF each day.
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Easylife » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:47 am

Hi BA, No probs with image dimensions but 300kb, what luxury if only I could? I am quite familiar with image resizing etc but my PC must still be working on old time because 150kb still gets the "file too big", so I have to work to 149kb or less as ever which is no prob but am just curious about the new proclaimed 300kb image size. So not actually noticed any changes at all.
Basically if my image is say 590 X 400 pixels and 150kb I cannot upload it. But 149kb and no probs, so what is this 300kb all about?. :D
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:00 am

Easylife I really have no idea why you are having this issue. I’ve raised it with the other mods and we’ll get back to you tomorrow once we’ve had a look ::g
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Easylife » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:21 am

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:00 am
Easylife I really have no idea why you are having this issue. I’ve raised it with the other mods and we’ll get back to you tomorrow once we’ve had a look ::g
Thanks OG, It is not an issue for me but just wondered why it seemingly works differently for some?
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by fred » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:57 am

Interesting. I misread something and have been posting photos reduced to just below 650 pixels wide without any problem. :D
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by goldenpig » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:31 am

Would be so much more accessible if you could add more than one picture with your iPhone. I’m already on a ‘list of people who don’t follow rules’ because of that! I don’t have a pc and I get excited to get an id. Havnt put anything up since as I don’t want to be banned x;

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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by kenleyboy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:59 am

I had loads of problems trying to send images but Oxgirl recommended the Free Online Picture resizing which is dead simple to follow and although limited to 4no photos , I find this is enough for me .
I am not at all computer savvy as I have no patience for technology , hence my love of switch and go metal detectors !
The free online service is straightforward and easy to follow the basic step by step guide which allows you to crop all images and as long as you use the correct pixel size and custom image , you cant go wrong .

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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Lowland » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:39 pm

goldenpig wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:31 am
Would be so much more accessible if you could add more than one picture with your iPhone. I’m already on a ‘list of people who don’t follow rules’ because of that! I don’t have a pc and I get excited to get an id. Havnt put anything up since as I don’t want to be banned x;
Hi
I upload mine from an iPhone
And use an app called image size-
works a treat.
It’s free if you don’t mind the odd advert coming up .
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Oxgirl36 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 pm

goldenpig wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:31 am
Would be so much more accessible if you could add more than one picture with your iPhone. I’m already on a ‘list of people who don’t follow rules’ because of that! I don’t have a pc and I get excited to get an id. Havnt put anything up since as I don’t want to be banned x;
We won't ban you for that - breathe easy. Hope the help you've gad today solves your issue ::g
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Bern » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:10 pm

I am trying to attach a photo using my PC and Windows 7 as described but I am not getting the Status column appearing and so when i preview, the photo is absent. Any ideas?
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by FULLTIMER » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:30 pm

I have alway's uploaded my images to a hosting site (I now use imgur) very quick and easy to upload,edit and resize pictures and just copy the bbcode link into the text box on this site job done. I might be wrong but using this method there seems to be no limit on how many images you can put in a post,
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Blackadder43 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:38 pm

FULLTIMER wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:30 pm
I have alway's uploaded my images to a hosting site (I now use imgur) very quick and easy to upload,edit and resize pictures and just copy the bbcode link into the text box on this site job done. I might be wrong but using this method there seems to be no limit on how many images you can put in a post,
That is absolutely correct, if hosted by an outside source then you can post your whole photo album as it doesn't use any of our resources
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Blackadder43 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:40 pm

Bern wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:10 pm
I am trying to attach a photo using my PC and Windows 7 as described but I am not getting the Status column appearing and so when i preview, the photo is absent. Any ideas?
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Bern can you see some red lettering and wording telling you the image is too big?
if so you need to crop it and then resize it...
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Bern » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:45 pm

No, I am not seeing anything in red or the Status column or green tick :-L

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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Blackadder43 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:52 pm

Bern wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:45 pm
No, I am not seeing anything in red or the Status column or green tick :-L
I'm going to pm you my email address
could you send me one of the photos you are trying to add and i'll take a look for you
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Re: A guide to attaching photos on the forum

Post by Rucky75 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am

Hi Guys, i use an App on Android called " Photo and picture resizer" i resize all the pics i want to upload to "500 x 500". This seems the perfect size, nice and simple and had no problems uploading as above method. thanks

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